This puzzle combines two of my loves: puzzling and touring.
The theme concept was born on a Ryanair flight again from Athens, Greece. As an R.E.M. fan, I used to be conscious that the band originated in Athens, Georgia, so I began in search of extra “imported cities,” if you’ll. It was a balancing act looking for main European cities that matched fairly well-known American cities, and that is also clued utilizing a fairly well-known landmark or attraction. Have you ever heard of Venice, Louisiana? Glasgow, Montana? Rome, Georgia? Madrid, New York? Neither had I.
Hopefully no less than a few those I picked are acquainted to you, and the remaining could be a good discovery. Personally talking, I’ve traveled to extra of the European cities on my listing (Paris, Athens, Toledo — although I received solely as far south as Rome in Italy) than I’ve to their American counterparts (solely Toledo, Ohio). I heartily advocate Athens, Greece, you probably have the possibility.
One observe concerning the cluing. My authentic clue for Naples was “The place you gained’t discover Mt. Vesuvius.” I can see why the enhancing staff modified it, as Mt. Vesuvius is definitely six miles outdoors Naples. So whilst you can see it from Naples, the volcano is just not technically in Naples. In all probability nonetheless too shut for consolation if it erupts, I ought to think about. The enhancing staff went with “Virgil’s Tomb,” which I didn’t know was in Naples. So I’ve realized one thing in my very own puzzle. I hope you realized one thing, too.
And as quickly as we are able to all safely journey internationally once more, take into consideration visiting certainly one of these nice locations!
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